Groups Release New Statements by Clinton, Trump on Hunger and Poverty

October, 6 2016| Today, Vote to End Hunger released new statements by Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump outlining what they would do as president to address hunger and poverty.

The statements by Clinton and Trump can be read here.

Clinton and Trump provided the statements to Vote to End Hunger after the coalition delivered the names of 631,000 voters who want to make ending hunger and poverty a top priority to both campaign’s headquarters.

Vote to End Hunger is also urging the moderators for the presidential and vice-presidential debates to ask Clinton and Trump the following question: “If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide?”


GOP presidential hopefuls talk poverty at SC forum

Columbia, SC| The nation’s 50-year-old war on poverty has largely failed and needs to be replaced with new approaches that include tax reform, block grants to states, school choice and more drug treatment, GOP presidential candidates told hundreds gathered in Columbia for an anti-poverty forum.

Officials with the national Vote to End Hunger coalition welcomed the attention to poverty in the forum but noted what was needed was a broad approach.

“While economic growth and private charity are important to making progress against hunger and poverty, they are not enough,” the coalition said. “Safety net programs and policies that promote opportunity are also needed.”

Group wants candidates to make ending hunger a priority

DES MOINES | Poverty and hunger reaches homes and families across the nation, and one group is working to get presidential candidates to make these issues a priority.

Vote to End Hunger is a coalition of organizations who are using the political process to help elect a president who will act to end hunger by 2030. Nearly 200 people gathered at a rally Sunday at Grand View University to discuss how they can use Iowa’s unique position in the election process to mobilize candidates on the issue.

National Groups Launch Vote to End Hunger Campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Top national nonprofits gathered today to launch a new campaign – Vote to End Hunger (VTEH) – during World Food Prize week at the Iowa Hunger Summit. The campaign will mobilize grassroots supporters and leaders to urge the 2016 presidential candidates to focus on ending hunger, alleviating poverty, and creating opportunity in the United States and around the world.

Vote to End Hunger focusing on elections

DES MOINES | A coalition of advocacy groups believes the right kind of government action could eliminate world hunger in the next 15 years.

The groups collaborating on Vote to End Hunger believe achieving that lofty goal starts with quizzing candidates and convincing voters to make hunger issues voting issues in the 2016 elections.

Vote to End Hunger Launched at #FoodPrize15

The Iowa Food Summit took place today in Des Moines, IA leading up to the opening of this year’s World Food Prize. Following the Summit, several national nonprofits launched a new campaign, Vote to End Hunger (VTEH), an effort to urge 2016 presidential candidates to focus on ending hunger, alleviating poverty and creating global opportunity.

End hunger by 2030, coalition tells candidates

DES MOINES — A coalition of advocacy groups believes with the right government action, world hunger can be eliminated in the next 15 years.

Calling all candidates: What’s your plan on hunger?

A new effort to make hunger and poverty issues a priority in the presidential campaign was launched Tuesday at the Iowa Hunger Summit in Des Moines

2016 Prez Candidates Address Hunger, Poverty

Yesterday following the Iowa Hunger Summit, several nonprofit organizations including Feeding America, Bread for Life and the Iowa Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, launched the Vote to End Hunger Campaign. The initiative is to hold presidential candidates’ responsible for ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. and globally.

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